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Families struggling with teen phone addiction

Half of teenagers in the United States feel addicted to their mobile phones, with most checking the devices at least every hour and feeling pressured to respond immediately to messages, a survey released on Tuesday found.

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2 days ago

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

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2 days ago

Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Researchers say concussions and traumatic bran injuries are on the rise on playgrounds across America.

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3 days ago

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this May

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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7 days ago

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

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1 week ago

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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1 week ago

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.

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1 week ago

Childhood obesity not down in U.S

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study.

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1 week ago

You can get a bachelor’s in beer

Students at Southern Illinois University will be able to get a B-S degree that could stand for Brew Studies.

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2 weeks ago

McDonald’s testing ‘Grand Mac’ and ‘Mac Jr.’

Move over Big Mac, there's a new sandwich in town.

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2 weeks ago

Visa says its chip cards are getting faster

Though the wait can be just seconds, in today's economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.

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2 weeks ago

Could DNA analysis improve your workout?

A new study suggests that athletes using DNA-matched training improved their performance almost three times more than those on mismatched programs.

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2 weeks ago

Why Cookie Monster just can’t help it

Compared to toddlers who crave salty foods, little ones who mindlessly snack on cookies and cake may be more likely to wind up overweight, a U.S. study suggests.

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2 weeks ago

Poll: Americans angry with federal government, happy at home

A new poll suggests that government is to blame for a lot of the anger Americans are feeling these days.

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3 weeks ago

Homeland Security: Windows users should remove QuickTime

The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple Inc's QuickTime video player after security software maker Trend Micro Inc said on Thursday it had discovered two new bugs in the software.

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3 weeks ago

Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items ‘Made in the USA’

A mere 9 percent say they only buy American.

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3 weeks ago

Women-only car services fill a niche, but are they legal?

Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions.

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3 weeks ago

This food truck has gone to the dogs

The Seattle Barkery is capitalizing on the Seattle-area's love of dogs and food trucks by offering homemade treats for canines.

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3 weeks ago

Facebook’s next frontier: Chatbots, live video

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it will begin allowing developers to build chatbots inside its Messsenger app that will enable users to communicate with businesses one-on-one in its latest efforts to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service.

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3 weeks ago

Record number of hackers exploited software flaws

The number of previously unknown software flaws used by hackers more than doubled last year, a new report says, in another sign of the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and online espionage.

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7 hours ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

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Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

9 hours ago in Local

Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoes first bill of 2016.

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The Governor has vetoed a bill that would of limited the power of local building inspectors in the state, writing that she thinks the bill would of established an unclear standard that could potentially make buildings less safe and spur more lawsuits.

11 hours ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

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Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

12 hours ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

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The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

12 hours ago in National, World

U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

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The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.